About our Charities
Each year, Women of the Year proudly supports charities across the UK. In 2019, our nominated charities are The Prince’s Trust: Women Supporting Women and Elle for Elle.
The Prince’s Trust CharityThe Prince’s Trust is a youth charity giving young people from 11-30 years old the confidence and skills they need to thrive in education, work and in life.
The Women Supporting Women initiative is a passionate group of supporters who are committed to changing the lives of young women helped across The Trust’s programmes. Some of these young women may have grown up in extremely challenging circumstances with issues ranging from abuse, addiction, bullying and homelessness.
These early life experiences can often have a detrimental effect on young women and their self-belief. The WSW initiative aims to help these young women succeed at school, secure jobs, create businesses and most of all, gain confidence to flourish in life.
Elle for Elle is a charitable foundation that connects a wellbeing programme to refuges in UK. Our aim is to implement the proper infrastructure to start the process to adopt and maintain a healthy mind.
There is a national crisis of lack of refuges to warrant the number of women and children trying to escape abuse. On just one day in 2017, 94 women and 90 children were turned away from a refuge.
60% of all referrals to refuges were declined in 2016-17, normally due to a lack of available space. We want to help Women’s aid and the like by independently adding Wellbeing programmes to sites, groups and individuals.
We feel women and families will have more chance of having a career, their own business and renting from private landlords with a positive mind set starting with empowerment through wellbeing therapies, education and life skills. In turn, this could be a possibility in freeing up refuge space by moving on quicker for more women to enter into the programme